Review of NASA's Solid-Earth Science Strategy

Review of NASA's Solid-Earth Science Strategy

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The report reviews NASA's solid-earth science strategy, placing particular emphasis on observational strategies for measuring surface deformation, high-resolution topography, surface properties, and the variability of the earthA’s magnetic and gravity fields. The report found that NASA is uniquely positioned to implement these observational strategies and that a number of agency programs would benefit from the resulting data. In particular, the report strongly endorses the near-term launch of a satellite dedicated to L-band InSAR measurements of the land surface, which is a key component of the U.S. Geological SurveyA’s hazards mitigation program and the multi-agency EarthScope program.aDepartment of Energy, The Department of Energy Strategic Plan, Washington, D.C., 36 pp., 2003, alt;;; Department of Energy, Science ... EPA/600/R01/003, Washington, D.C., 35 pp., 2001, alt; ORD/SPagt;; Environmental Protection Agency, ... Washington, D.C., 73 pp., 2000, alt;;; U.S. Department of Agriculture, anbsp;...

Title:Review of NASA's Solid-Earth Science Strategy
Author: Committee to Review NASA's Solid-Earth Science Strategy, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2004-09-13

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